Western Maine Audubon presents: “Invasive Plants in Maine” a talk by Hunter Manley on March 9th at UMF Western Maine Audubon invites the public to join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for a live presentation by Hunter Manley entitled “Invasive Plants in Maine.” The talk will be held in the Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center, at UMF. Hunter will discuss the impact of invasive plants on Maine wildlife and forestry. The growing prevalence of any of these species threatens the health of their host ecosystems, so identifying them early and planning for treatment is essential for maintaining
The course winds through woodlands north of Saddleback Mountain and includes single track and nordic groomed trails. Views and possible wildlife sightings are included! Classes include 5K junior, 5K adult, 1K Kids Fun Run, and a 5K untimed tour. For more information call 207-864-4309, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Races start at 10:30AM - registration accepted up to 1 hour before the race.
Come join the experience of celebrating Easter morning way up on Sugarloaf. Please arrive early and overdress! It’s always much colder than you think. Bring a headlamp if you have one; some people find that helpful getting to where we stand for the service. Meet at the base of the Super Quad Chair. Lift will load from 5:00-5:05 AM only Sunday morning, April 17th. No lift ticket required. You must ski/board down. Recommended for people intermediate level or above (trail can be firm and dim that time of morning). Lift may change due to weather.
Twice per month, come visit the farm for some good old fashion music, dance, food, and games. All ages welcome. Each campfire chronicle will have a different theme. May 28th is on the heels of our garden party so we will make a day of fun to celebrate springtime.
Internationally renowned author, field biologist, illustrator, and long distance runner Bernd Heinrich will appear at the Chesterville Center Meeting House. After a childhood in the forest of post-war northern Europe, then Weld and Fairfield, Maine, and an academic career spanning the continent, Heinrich has retired to his true home, a forest in Weld. He will reflect on the significance of Franklin County in his long life and entertain questions from the audience on any of his works. Having set numerous distance running records and authored 2 dozen books on various nature topics as well as on running, the conversation could
Afternoon Common Loon Paddles on Saddleback Lake Wednesday afternoons into early evenings 3:30-5:30 PM Take a guided kayak trip with NICK LEADLEY to observe loons of the Rangeley Lakes Region. Nick is a specialized bird photographer and loon enthusiast. He has been photographing common loons and native wildlife for 20 years plus. He prides himself in sharing the splendors of the Rangeley Region, including its native inhabitants and fauna. Guests must arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled activity time. Open to ages 9+. Max of 6 per trip. Meet at the base lodge at the Guest Services Desk 20 minutes before start
Haley Pond Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips Wednesday Evenings 5-7 p.m. Join the Saddleback Outdoor Programs team for sunset SUP on Haley Pond located right in the town of Rangeley, Maine, every Wednesday evening this summer. To sign up email ADVENTURES@SADDLEBACKMAINE.COM or sign up online: HTTPS://BIT.LY/HALEYPONDSUP
FREE Kid's Bike Groups Thursday afternoons 3-5 p.m. Saddleback's bike trails are located in the South Branch area of the lower mountain. These gradually sloped trails include sections great for beginner riders. This weekly kid's program will work on a progression from flat gravel riding to eventually going down some of our green-level beginner bike park trails. The first few weeks will be spent on gravel, likely a parking lot to work on skills. This program runs from June 2nd through the Thursday before Labor Day weekend. BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike. Rentals are available as well. Riders must
Friday Fire & Marshmallow Roast at the Base Area Fridays outside of the Fat Tire Mountain Bar behind the Saddleback Mountain Lodge from 5-8 p.m. Time 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Admission FREE Contact Email ADVENTURES@SADDLEBACKMAINE.COM On-line sign up: HTTPS://BIT.LY/3GBNQAR
Free Kids' Nature Walk Saturdays 2-4 p.m. Join us on our Kids Nature Walk through the South Branch section of Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine. Kids can begin to explore the Maine woods and learn about the amazing ecosystem we have here. This fun activity includes learning about the different plants, bugs, moss, fungi and so much more while fully immersed, at no cost! This activity is free, but we ask you to sign up ahead of time so we can anticipate group size. Click this link to sign up: HTTPS://BIT.LY/3WZ1IPD Questions? Contact Saddleback Outdoor Programs at (207)-864-5671 or email ADVENTURES@SADDLEBACKMAINE.COM.
Saddleback Lake Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips Saturday Evenings 5-7 p.m. Join the Saddleback Outdoor Programs team for sunset SUP on Saddleback Lake on Saturday evenings this summer. Come take a paddle on the lake that provides endless views of the mountain, and great opportunities to see some wildlife up close! Cost: $45 To sign up, click the link this link: HTTPS://BIT.LY/3LRVL9M or email ADVENTURES@SADDLEBACKMAINE.COM.
Birds & Brews Saturday, June 25, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm Join us for an evening walk and crack a cold one while we listen for and identify songbirds located within walking distance from the Base Lodge. Bring binoculars if you have them. Please be prepared with hiking shoes, bug spray, and appropriate clothing given the weather forecast on the day of the class. The cost is $65 and includes a craft beer of your choice. Other Birds & Brew dates: 7/9, 7/23, 9/10, 9/24 Contact Email: ADVENTURES@SADDLEBACKMAINE.COM Click this link to sign up online: HTTPS://BIT.LY/3ZATNMR